Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in San Jose. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, American HVAC Inc is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Check out some of the collective myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will work against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can really make you colder because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the hot water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally trapping your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with American HVAC Inc in San Jose. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 408-215-1018 to keep comfortable this season!